You’re pregnant, and you want to share the news with the entire world, starting with your own beloved family. But what’s the best time to tell them, and how should you go about doing it? There are many ways you can share the news, from serious to fun.
Some people prefer to track their pregnancy week by week, and they wait to tell the family the news until after the first trimester is complete. This is to avoid the pain of having to share bad news if anything horrible happens during the first trimester. When someone has a history of miscarriage, this is particularly common. At the right time, when you are ready to share the news, you might want to consider one of the following creative options:
There’s nothing like a picture to capture a moment. Try gathering a group of your loved ones for a photograph. As you hold the camera, instead of telling them to say “cheese,” tell them to say “(your name here) is pregnant.” Get ready to snap the picture quickly after you say this. You are bound to catch some awesome facial expressions.
As great as a picture is, a missing picture can be just as powerful. Consider giving your loved ones an empty photo frame with a note saying that the missing photo situation will be rectified at a certain date (then insert your due date).
Give your loved ones the gift of clothing as you announce your exciting news. This clothing can be little onesies with sayings such as “I love Grandma” printed on it. You could also give a sweatshirt to an adult with a saying on it such as “Proud Grandpa.”
Telling your loved ones about your pregnancy in a creative way will make the occasion all the more special. It’s also a great addition to the baby book.